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PhD research fellowship in CRISPR gene therapy group

Offentlig forvaltning

Oslo University Hospital is a highly specialized hospital in charge of extensive regional and local hospital assignments.
As Scandinavia’s largest hospital, we carry out more than 1.2 million patient treatments each year.
The hospital has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi-regional assignments, and has several national centers of competence. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and health care research conducted at Norwegian hospitals, and is a significant role player within the education of a large variety of health care personnel

Applications are invited for a three-year full-time position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in the CRISPR gene therapy group led by Emma Haapaniemi to be based at NCMM, University of Oslo & Oslo University Hospital.
The successful candidate will join a highly integrated and motivated team with diverse skills and expertise across molecular biology and immunology.
The work tasks will be tailored based on candidate’s interests and concentrate on optimizing and scaling up protocols for efficient mutation correction in human T cells and hematopoietic stem cells.
Examples of work tasks include: optimize T cell and stem cell ex vivo editing & culturing conditions; transplant edited cells to humanized mice; design and optimize high-throughput biology experiments in robotics platforms; set up custom Next Generation Sequencing libraries and technologies; scale up protocols to pre-GMP and GMP scale.
The research fellow will take part in an approved PhD program at the University of Oslo and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe this is essential to perform the tasks required of us. Therefore, we pursue diversity among our job applicants and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.


  • The candidate must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in life sciences
  • Highly motivated and structured candidate with experience in multiple academic or private research environments
  • Proven expertise in immunology, primary cell culture or Next Generation Sequencing library design.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are mandatory. 

Personlige egenskaper:

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working scientist 

    The application must include:
  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV summarizing education, positions, and other qualifying activity
  • List of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of 3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Vi tilbyr:

  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities